Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs–Sessions and Handouts

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Monday, January 14

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

ATE01  Opening Session - Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Work and Implications for Apprenticeship Programs

Rachel R. Parisi, CEBS Moderator
Ledbetter Parisi LLC
Dayton, OH

Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CFA Speaker
Futurist and Best-Selling Author
Former Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Technology Association
Lorton, VA

(#10—General Topics)

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

ATE02  Fiduciary Responsibility in U.S. Apprenticeship Programs

James W. Versocki, Esq. Speaker
Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine LLP
Melville, NY

Richard A. Williamson Moderator
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 NY
Buffalo, NY

ERISA-covered apprenticeship programs are required to adhere to certain standards of conduct relating to the oversight of fund assets. This session will provide an overview of: • Legal framework, governing laws and documents • The two-hat rule and prohibited transactions • Who a fiduciary is and what fiduciary responsibilities and obligations are • Best practices. (#8—Fiduciary Responsibility)

ATE03  Fiduciary Responsibility in Canadian Apprenticeship Programs

Lyall A. Nash Moderator
President and General Manager
TESTCO Western Corporation
Calgary, AB

Mark T. Firman Speaker
Director and Legal Counsel
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Toronto, ON

This session will focus on fiduciary responsibilities in running a training trust fund in Canada, including: • Review of fiduciary responsibility • Who is a fiduciary? • Best practices. (#3—Training and Education)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

ATE04  U.S. Legal and Legislative Update

Angela N. Hanks Speaker
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Washington, D.C.

Julie C. Dietrich Moderator
Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida (MCASF)
Boca Raton, FL

This session will provide an overview of the current legal, legislative and regulatory issues impacting apprenticeship programs. Topics may include: • Marijuana in the workplace • Partners Act • CFR 2930. (#3—Training and Education)

ATE05  Hot Topics in Canadian Apprenticeship Programs

Cristina Selva Moderator
Executive Director
College of Carpenters and Allied Trades Inc.
Woodbridge, ON

France Daviault, CAE, CPK Speaker
Executive Director
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA)
Ottawa, ON

This session will focus on current hot topics that Canadian apprenticeship programs are dealing with. Topics may include: • Harmonization and Red Seal Trades • Relocation support—transitioning apprentices to new jurisdictions • Impact of cannabis legalization • Engaging indigenous apprentices. (#3—Training and Education)

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

ATE06  Spotlight on the Role of JATC Members/Trustees

Andrew Pariser Panelist
Vice President
Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bryenton Panelist
President, Iron Workers District Council of Ontario, General Vice President, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornametal and Reinforcing Iron Workers of Peterborough, Ontario
Peterborough, ON

Patrick LaCassa Panelist
President and Business Manager
Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Union Local 502
Bellwood, IL

Rachel R. Parisi, CEBS Panel Facilitator
Ledbetter Parisi LLC
Dayton, OH

Randall L. Fox Panelist
Executive Director
Associated General Contractors (AGC), West Central Ohio Division
Dayton, OH

While every organization is slightly different, the duties and responsibilities of those who serve as JATC members and/or trustees are very important. This session will discuss: • Different models of governance relative to JATC members and trustees • Understanding the role of a JATC member and/or trustee relative to apprentices and industries • How JATC members and/or trustees can best support directors, coordinators and instructors. (#3—Training and Education)

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

ATE07  Spotlight on the Role of Directors/Coordinators

Kelly D. Power Panelist
Training Director
IBEW College, IBEW Local 2330
Holyrood, NL

Lawrence R. Beebe, CPA Panel Facilitator
WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Bethesda, MD

Tina M. Williams Panelist
Charlotte Electrical JATC
Charlotte, NC

Zachary H. Collins Panelist
Training Coordinator
Denver Pipefitters JATC/UA Local 208, President, Colorado Building Trades Training Directors Association
Denver, CO

Directors and coordinators are essential to the successful day-to-day operations of your organization. This session will focus on: • What JATC members and trustees expect of directors/coordinators • Continuing education for directors/coordinators • When to call in the professionals • In the office vs. in the field • Dealing with discipline • Unique challenges that directors and coordinators deal with. (#3—Training and Education)